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Banning fire grows to over 1500 acres; strong wind

Wednesday, May 1st, 2013

It’s been called the Summit Fire.  It is burning in Banning and has charred over 200 acres.
People along Indian School Lane and the top of 8th Street have been evacuated by Banning police.
An evacuation center has been opened at the Banning Community Services Center Located at 789 North San Gorgonio Avenue.
A total of 425 […]

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Did cocaine cause the financial crisis?

Tuesday, April 30th, 2013

With former UK drugs tsar Professor David Nutt blaming cocaine use for fueling the financial crisis.  Banking culture has changed in a post-Lehman Brothers world.

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Injuries after plane crash near south shore at Big Bear Lake

Saturday, April 6th, 2013

News headline from the San Bernardino County Sheriff’s Department:
On Saturday, April 6, 2013 at 10:41 a.m. sheriff’s dispatch received a call of a plane down in Big Bear.
The plane hit the ground (probably more of a hard landing) near the south shore line.  Several passengers were able to exit the plane and a couple […]

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Free composting workshop this weekend

Wednesday, March 27th, 2013

News headline from the County of Riverside:
The Riverside County Waste Management Department will host a free backyard composting workshop in San Jacinto on Saturday, March 30.
Attend this “how-to” workshop to learn how to recycle organic resources such as yard trimmings, fruit and vegetable waste into a dark, crumbly, sweet-smelling soil conditioner.  Compost can be […]

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Lucky: Free St. Patrick’s Day Luncheon La Sierra Senior Center

Tuesday, March 12th, 2013

News headline from the City of Riverside:
Riverside Parks, Recreation and Community Services Department invites seniors 55 years of age and older to enjoy a St. Patrick’s Day Luncheon on Thursday, March 21, 2013, from 11:00 a.m. - 1:00 p.m.
The event will be held at the La Sierra Senior Center located at 5215-B La Sierra Avenue.
The […]

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Catholics consider who will be the next Pope

Sunday, March 3rd, 2013

Parishioners at St. Matthews in Washington consider a wide range of variables in the future pope and the Vatican future.

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Special Election to be held for California State Senate in Riverside County

Monday, February 18th, 2013

Across a large part of the Coachella Valley, all of Imperial County, and a smaller area of San Diego County it’s election season.  The California State Senate District 40 is currently without a State Senator.  The seat became vacant when Juan Vargas was elected to the U.S. Congress.
What’s resulted is the need for a special […]

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Funeral set for slain Riverside Police Officer Mike Crain

Sunday, February 10th, 2013

News headline from the Riverside Police Department:
Funeral services for slain Riverside Police Officer Mike Crain are scheduled for Wednesday, February 13, 2013, at 10:30 a.m. at the Grove Community Church.
An Honor Guard procession will proceed to the Riverside National Cemetery immediately following the services.
Officer Crain was killed in the line of duty on Thursday, February […]

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Then newly-redrawn 40th State Senate District, a Coahcella surprise

Monday, January 28th, 2013

One piece of unfinished business in California politics.  It’s the State Senate District 40, which is currently empty; new in fact as a result redistricting.
Governor Jerry Brown declared a special election be held to fill the seat.  Speculation has been that Ben Hueso, a Democrat would be the likely pick.  However last week new names […]

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Cold storm warning for IE and Big Bear

Wednesday, January 9th, 2013

Caltrans issues storm warning:
A strong winter storm is anticipated to reach Southern California tomorrow. Caltrans District 8, has been monitoring the storm.
Drivers are STRONGLY URGED to take note. The National Weather Service information is below.
Weather Threats: Low snow levels, coldest temperatures of winter so far and freezing conditions, winds
Event Summary: A strong, fast moving […]

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